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#33 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
32 Colleges
9,332 Yearly Graduations
$53,120 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

South Carolina ranked #33 in the nation for graduate degrees with 9,332 students receiving a diploma in 2019. Although cost varies from school to school, the average graduate in-state tuition for the state is $13,280 per year, while out-of-state students pay an average of $17,901 per year.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
2,967 Yearly Degrees
$13,737 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 32 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Carolina ranked #1 in terms of popularity with 2,967 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of South Carolina - Columbia

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,737 $29,760
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $400 $400
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $572 $1,240

#2

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
1,928 Yearly Degrees
$10,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Clemson handed out 1,928 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #2 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Clemson University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,600 $22,050
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,196 $1,196
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $724 $1,451

#3

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
784 Yearly Degrees
$16,333 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 32 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, MUSC ranked #3 in terms of popularity with 784 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Medical University of South Carolina

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,333 $23,423
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,385 $1,385
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $807 $1,276

#4

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
415 Yearly Degrees
$10,740 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Citadel Military College of South Carolina was ranked the #4 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 415 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Citadel Military College of South Carolina

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,740 $18,390
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $150 $150
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $595 $1,020

#5

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
342 Yearly Degrees
$15,318 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Winthrop University was ranked the #5 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 342 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Winthrop University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,318 $29,506
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $500 $500
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $641 $1,234

#6

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
319 Yearly Degrees
$10,674 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Coastal Carolina University was ranked the #6 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 319 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Coastal Carolina University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,674 $19,746
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $90 $90
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $598 $1,102

#7

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
238 Yearly Degrees
$70 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 32 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, C of C ranked #7 in terms of popularity with 238 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for College of Charleston

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $70 $70
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $14,160 $36,522
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $574 $1,506

#8

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$9,651 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Anderson University South Carolina was ranked the #8 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 222 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Anderson University South Carolina

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,651 $9,651
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,100 $1,100
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $451 $451

#9

Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees
$9,360 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 32 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, CIU ranked #9 in terms of popularity with 210 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Columbia International University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,360 $9,360
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $710 $710
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $550 $550

#10

Charleston School of Law

Charleston, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
203 Yearly Degrees
$41,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Charleston Law handed out 203 graduate degrees. This makes it the #10 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Charleston School of Law

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $41,100 $41,100
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,034 $1,034

#11

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$10,612 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Francis Marion University handed out 155 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Francis Marion University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,612 $21,224
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $776 $776
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $531 $1,061

#12

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
139 Yearly Degrees
$7,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, CSU handed out 139 graduate degrees. This makes it the #12 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Charleston Southern University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,500 $7,500
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $625 $625

#13

Strayer University - South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees
$14,940 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Strayer University - South Carolina was ranked the #13 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 135 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Strayer University - South Carolina

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,940 $14,940
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $195 $195
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $553 $553

#14

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
133 Yearly Degrees
$9,928 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

South Carolina State University was ranked the #14 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 133 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for South Carolina State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,928 $21,038
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,532 $1,532
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $637 $1,254

#15

South University - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$15,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, South University - Columbia handed out 128 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for South University - Columbia

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,600 $15,600
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $219 $219
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $650 $650

#16

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees
$10,170 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

SWU handed out 116 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #16 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Southern Wesleyan University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,170 $10,170
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $498 $498

#17

Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$8,574 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Columbia College South Carolina handed out 109 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Columbia College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,574 $8,574
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $480 $480

#18

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
104 Yearly Degrees
$10,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, North Greenville handed out 104 graduate degrees. This makes it the #18 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for North Greenville University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,800 $10,800
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $80 $80
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $450 $450

#19

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees

Sherman College handed out 97 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #19 most popular graduate school in the state.

#20

Converse College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees
$8,736 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 32 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Converse ranked #20 in terms of popularity with 94 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Converse College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,736 $8,736
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $285 $285
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $416 $416

#21

Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$14,897 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 32 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Coker ranked #21 in terms of popularity with 93 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Coker College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,897 $14,897
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $176 $176
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $610 $610

#22

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$6,225 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 32 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Furman ranked #22 in terms of popularity with 80 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Furman University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,225 $6,225
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $415 $415

#23

Presbyterian College

Clinton, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$52,594 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 32 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, PC ranked #23 in terms of popularity with 75 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Presbyterian College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $52,594 $52,594
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,700 $1,700

#24

Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$8,162 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Bob Jones University was ranked the #24 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 71 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Bob Jones University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,162 $8,162
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $600 $600
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $524 $524

#25

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees
$11,653 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Claflin handed out 44 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #25 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Claflin University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,653 $11,653
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $382 $382
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $608 $608

Other South Carolina Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Lander University 37
27 University of South Carolina - Aiken 34
28 University of South Carolina - Upstate 25
29 Erskine College 21
30 Limestone College 14
31 University of South Carolina - Beaufort 0
31 Allen University 0

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